HTC and Microsoft announces Windows 8 smartphones; 8X and 8S
HTC and Microsoft announced their new range of Windows phones yesterday at the New York event
HTC and Microsoft announced their new range of Windows phones yesterday at the New York event. Dubbed Windows phones 8X and 8S by HTC and “The Hero product with incredible cameras and killer, killer sound” by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, these handsets sport 3D Gorilla glass from all sides.
At the higher end is the 8X with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 720p display, a front 8 MP and a rear 2 MP shooter. Under the hood, it packs a 1.5 GHz processor and comes with 16 GB of internal storage.
The 8S’s display stands at 4-inches with the same super LCD touch. Here, the processor also has been down clocked to 1GHz and the internal storage to a mere 4 GB. A 5 MP shooter rests at the back but there’s supporting the front.
HTC’s plans are to break the Android failure jinx and continue with a fresh approach. An entirely new roadmap, a new operating system in the form of Windows 8 and a long standing relationship with the OS manufacturer will bring back the company’s glory; that’s what HTC CEO Peter Chou said.
Moreover, HTC also wants to focus more on the Asian and European markets where although the dominance of Androids and iPhones are more but still being lesser than the United States.